Leg ten of the Volvo Ocean Race is underway. At 17:30h Spanish time, the fleet started in light winds, and with everything at stake.
Mañana domingo arranca la penúltima etapa de la Volvo Ocean Race, 1.300 millas de recorrido entre Cardiff y Gotemburgo en las que el objetivo del VO65 español será luchar por la victoria para recuperar el liderato de la vuelta al mundo
8 days, 12 hours, 49 minutes and 52 seconds; the time taken by MAPFRE to sail the 5300 miles from Newport (United States) to Cardiff (Wales, United Kingdom).
Leg 9 began today in American waters, as the fleet left the port of Newport (United States) to sail the 3,300 miles to Cardiff (Wales).
After a historical come-back in the last few days of sailing, MAPFRE today claimed victory of the eighth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, to recover leadership of the general leaderboard in the round-the-world race.
MAPFRE report electrical problems; affecting the movement of the keel, and the boat’s navigation systems
A new MacGyver-style chapter for MAPFRE. On Sunday, the eighth day of sailing on this new leg from Itajaí to Newport, the Spanish boat informed of an electrical problem, which they had previously suffered in Itajaí two days before the start, and which had reappeared, “In the Boatyard they thought that it had been solved, but it obviously wasn’t,” in spite of swift action and replacing all the parts in Brazil.